Editorials

Editorials

Trying to make sense of tragedy in Oakland

The impulse is to solely blame the city of Oakland for the Ghost Ship horror. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet, but we know that the artist colony has been on the city’s radar for a while. The warehouse wasn’t zoned for residential use, nor licensed to be a nightclub, but that it was doing both was no secret.

Editorials

State, counties, cities must get real on weed

California voters approved Proposition 64 on Tuesday, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The state is likely to be a model for other states on recreational and medical weed, and could force the federal government to remove it from the list of dangerous Schedule 1 drugs. The only question remaining: Is California ready for this?

Videos

Ousted Los Banos trustees Duffy, Jones allege Brown Act violation 0:23

Ousted Los Banos trustees Duffy, Jones allege Brown Act violation

Los Banos officials count down lighting of 2016 Christmas Tree 0:21

Los Banos officials count down lighting of 2016 Christmas Tree

Merced residents light up neighborhood with annual Christmas display 1:44

Merced residents light up neighborhood with annual Christmas display

Video shows burglary suspect at Buchach High 0:31

Video shows burglary suspect at Buchach High